Inala

Sisters Grimm conceived and produced the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, sell-out theatrical show Inala (meaning ‘abundance of goodwill’ in Zulu), featuring Grammy award-winning South African legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, current and former dancers of the Royal Ballet & Rambert, with choreography by Mark Baldwin and new music co-written by Ella Spira and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

“Nothing like it has probably ever been attempted before ... this particular mix might have quite far-reaching consequences”

Royal Ballet Director Dame Monica Mason DBE

Inala, a Zulu Ballet, is a full length production, to be performed at the Sadler’s Wells theatre in 2014 to celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa and 20 years since Nelson Mandela became president. Inala brings together different cultural art forms: the Zulu traditions of song and dance, western contemporary dance and classical music. The juxtaposition of these create an exciting and powerful new show, to appeal to a wide public audience.

Inala was nominated for a Grammy and INALA was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award for Best Special Entertainment. It sold out at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Playhouse, and at Sadler's Wells in London. The show repeated this feat throughout its concert hall venue UK tour, culminating in an invitation to perform an excerpt t the 2014 Royal Variety Performance, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Sisters Grimm were nominated for a Women Of The Future Award for Arts&Culture in 2015

Inala: Ella Spira talks to Ladysmith Black Mambazo in rehearsals
Inala: Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing and perform
Inala: Ella Spira poses with colleagues

Inala in Moscow

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